Two years isn’t a long time. But its enough time to inflict some serious damage if you’re the new party in power in the House of Representatives. The Republicans, riding the lunatic fringe Tea Party wave in the 2010 election, seized a sizable majority of the House of Representatives and started their reign of terror […]
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Republicans for Environmental Protection today called on Speaker John Boehner to take up dozens of Republican-sponsored conservation and preservation measures that are pending in the GOP-led House. In its letter to the Speaker, the organization pointed to three dozen Republican-sponsored measures that await House consideration. The measures would designate scenic wilderness areas, protect free-flowing rivers, […]
The war of words between fishermen and fish conservation advocates is spilling over into a boycott of Wal-Mart.
The horrific counts of Sacramento splittail, Central Valley chinook salmon and other fish species consumed by the deadly water export pumping facilities on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta continue unabated.
Only in the Bush administration could you get a rule that basically says “The agency in charge of protecting wilderness… is NOT ALLOWED to protect wilderness.” And only in the Obama administration would it take two full years for that rule to get scrubbed. But the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finally did it today. […]
Although not generally credited with a strong environmental record, Reagan signed 43 wilderness bills into law designating a net total of 10.6 million acres, and was instrumental in U.S. ratification of the Montreal Protocol — which has dramatically reduced emissions of gases that deplete the upper atmosphere’s protective ozone layer.
This is the first in a series of articles that demonstrate that Conservatism and Conservation really do go hand in hand.
“What is a conservative after all but one who conserves, one who is committed to protecting and holding close the things by which we live…And we want to protect and conserve the land on which we live — our countryside, our rivers and mountains, our plains and meadows and forests. This is our patrimony. This is what we leave to our children. And our great moral responsibility is to leave it to them either as we found it or better than we found it.”
With ‘clean coal’ and nuclear power likely to play a larger-than-expected role in climate change legislation, are we heading for an iceberg? Literally, no–they’re all melting. Figuratively, maybe…
The U.S. Defense Department is backing an academic program that may ultimately offer long-term aid in the area of resource conservation
Congressman Alcee Hastings recently wrote a letter addressed to President Obama regarding the extremely small population of wild panthers living precariously in south Florida. He spoke of the two main threats to the critically endangered animal: habitat loss and death from car accidents.
To combat California’s third consecutive year of drought, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today declared a state of emergency and ordered immediate action to manage the crisis. But the governor fell short of instituting mandatory water rationing – at least for now.
Wolves need all the help they can get – climate change, hunters, agricultural communities campaigning for eradication and shrinking territories all threaten their continued existence. The dogs they bred with have already disappeared, and the wolves may still follow.
On the heals of the dissolution of Iceland’s ruling government, incoming government officials appear to be on the verge of revoking a five-year extension to whaling of fin and minke whales passed just last week by the former ruling government.
In one of his first moves upon taking office, President Obama has ordered a freeze on all new or pending regulations from the Bush administration.
A plan from the 1990s to remove all feral cats from Macquarie Island in the land down under hasn’t exactly gone as planned. The absence of the cats, meant to save the island’s bird population, only made room for a pesky animal that’s bothered Australians since the 18th century: the rabbit.
Turns out that last month, Blogojevich closed seven state parks in Illinois because of the state’s budget deficit of $2 million. Although the state parks will all still have one on-site staffer and conservationists to patrol the areas, they will close their campgrounds and organized activities,